Category: Phone Security
Updated on November 24, 2016
We bring our phones with us every day. It’s become a part of us. We use our phones for a lot of things other than talking or texting. We often keep tons of data on our phone. Do you think all the information you store there is secure? Your phone might be at risk for hackers and such.
How to secure your phone against hackers
Mobile phones have made it’s way into our lives, the same way that computers have, it just makes our lives much easier. And with that, came the risk of some criminals trying to hack into mobile phones. We save tons and tons of information on our mobile phones; from our contacts to personal information; credit card numbers, logins, and passwords, it’s endless. That’s why we should always be on the lookout and keep our phones safe.
Storing valuable information on mobile phones. When you tend to do everything with your phone; you may find it rather easy to just enter personal information on your phone; credit card numbers or bank statements for example. This can put your financial information in jeopardy, especially when the information reaches the wrong hands.
So what would happen to you in the event of a hacking
When you decide to go in mobile and pay your bills online using your phone; but then your phone gets stolen or the information leaked out. You better make sure that your bank and credit company will cover the losses if ever a fraudulent transaction happened.
Sometimes people store too much information on their phones that it’s inappropriate. So your phone gets hacked. You wonder, how much information will the hacker get? Most if not all. They can access your contacts, your media, your personal pictures or pictures of your family. If you tend to log in online with your phone and save the password, then your online accounts could get hacked as well. This could be a really huge problem especially when it’s personal information.
So what are the pending dangers that may come?
Well, it is a financial and personal threat to you. Identity theft could happen if ever they knew about your social security number. They could damage your reputation, damage you personally by using the information you stored against you. These criminals could drain out your bank account. If you feel that your personal information is compromised; then you should take measures with your phone company to stop the services right away. It’s still possible to track your phone even when it got stolen.
Saving yourself from mobile phone hacking
First is to do security measures on your phone. Make sure that you put a passcode on your phone if you store information on it. Keep a passcode on your phone, and don’t tell anyone; avoid using public wifi or open your bluetooth when in public. Download a reliable anti-virus software to keep your phone clean from corrupt data. Do not open files that may seem suspicious; it could harm your phone. Don’t ever share personal information about you to anyone; same as not sharing your phone with anyone.